Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 6:29 UTC (Thu) by cventers
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
Also, great apologies, I seem to have missed one of your points in
In your example, Creative could tivoize a GPLv2 Rockbox and not include
that functionality from day one. Then, the firmware was _never_ available,
and there is no firmware to downgrade to.
As for your point about 'recommended upgrade', I don't see that as an
important issue, because proprietary software is often recommended and
people still have friends that know about free software alternatives (say,
free web browser alternatives to IE).
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